Detailed plans have been unveiled to widen pavements, restrict parking and provide more space for cyclists in local high streets across the Capital.
The latest plans set out more detail of changes in six of the nine local areas of Edinburgh which the city council is focusing on.
The measures are set to be implemented under powers delegated to officials but “key stakeholders” in each area, including councillors, community councils and business representatives are given five days to comment.
Here are some maps and captions detailing some of the changes the Capital will see as the city becomes more catered to social distance living.
There will be intervention to widen footpaths on both sides of Raeburn Place, Deanhaugh Street and Hamilton Place. Additional parking/loading/unloading facilities will be provided on Cheyne Street. All bus stops will remain and significant footway widening along the full length of the high street from Dean Park Street to Hamilton Place, and the footway on the north side of Kerr Street, including the narrow corner at St Stephen Street.
Increased footway width between Holy Corner and Church Hill Place, significant west-side footway widening to aid social distancing and business queuing, with cycle lane marking to support cyclists travelling uphill. East-side pavement widening between Falcon Place and Cannan Lane to aid social distancing and businesses reopening. Loading places are retained at points throughout the area to provide space for deliveries from local businesses.
Widened footways on the north-east side between Fishwives’ Causeway and Beach Lane and retention of parking spaces outside the Town Hall. Off-peak parking available on the north east side of the High Street and east of Brighton Place to support local businesses. Significant widening of the south west footway from Brighton Place to Portobello surgery, including very narrow section outside numbers 225 - 251. All bus stops are retained.
4. Great Junction Street
All existing bus stops will be retained. Footways widened into the bus lane on both sides of the road from Leith Walk to Junction Place, to enable social distancing in the area of highest density business premises. Remainder of bus lane outside of widened footway to be available for cyclists. South west footway widened from Junction Place to Bangor Road to provide additional capacity for social distancing and to aid businesses reopening.